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Migrant
mandyturner


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Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: TN
Date: May 16, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 43 out of 236
Avg (all users): 6.4232
Avg (commenters): 7.5476
Avg (participants): 6.1871
Avg (non-participants): 6.6364
Views since voting: 2014
Views during voting: 751
Votes: 293
Comments: 47
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/12/2008 07:13:25 AM
Well... after reading the comments below I have to say I disagree with a few of them... the crop is perfect IHMO, and the boy's expression is perfect. It immediatley gave me the impression he was in the middle of asking his mom a very sad question. Excellent capture. I love the desaturated colors and the interesting textures. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 08:30:37 PM
Touching portrait Mandy as always ;) I wish the crop was tighter though ;)
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05/25/2006 06:05:56 PM
This is simply a breathtaking image. The expression on your face is worthy of an oscar nomination and truly enhances a technically flawless entry. My pick for blue in this challenge. 10
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05/25/2006 05:00:53 PM
I love the movement. It really captures the feminine protecting spirit. Awesome work.
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05/25/2006 04:02:04 PM
Well setup. Retaining some muted color works well along with the judiciously applied dodge and burn. The use of soft focus is very nice touch.
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05/25/2006 01:39:29 PM
Great stare. Really goes with the title.
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05/25/2006 01:06:52 PM
Reminicent of Dorothea Lange! A bold endeavor! The child's facial expression is distracting to me though. I admire your courage in taking on such a feat, but it didn't quite hit me with the impact I look for. But overall, I think the image is good.
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05/25/2006 06:43:45 AM
Great work Mandy. Well done!
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05/24/2006 11:30:49 PM
Hey Mandy....Your post processing really set the mood of this shot. I like it.
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05/24/2006 09:55:37 PM
one of my favorites.....his open mouth does not present the same feelings to me as does your expression....but that's probably just me. good luck...10
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05/23/2006 11:11:13 PM
say Hi to Dorothea Lange for me, mandy... :)
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05/23/2006 07:32:29 PM
This is very emotive. From the thumbnail, the bricks in the wall look like a cross which set a mood before opening. It is a lovely lovey image, even if a tad dark in mood. I think the latter is what really captured me before the exquisite beauty of the two individuals. 10
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05/23/2006 02:55:41 AM
The cheerful look on the child's face blows this photo for me. I don't understand what you're going for, but I assume it's something sort of hopeless. The kid looks anything but hopeless.
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05/23/2006 12:37:21 AM
Lovely---cropping into the adult's hair would have made this stronger!
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05/22/2006 05:51:43 PM
I like the process done on this image but i noice the highligt on your head and how the child has a different expression than yours, don't get me wrong still a nice image
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05/22/2006 01:44:40 AM
Nice shot mandy! Great feeling!Nice to see ya! 9
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05/21/2006 07:25:58 PM
shows alot of love in this shot, well done
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05/21/2006 06:14:58 PM
Oh Mandy, you always have a wodnerful emotive sense in your pictures, and this is no exception. Very well done!
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05/21/2006 03:26:50 PM
Haunting!
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05/21/2006 01:54:01 PM
Powerful, well done
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05/21/2006 08:42:18 AM
Focus is on wall, so you are to soft.
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05/20/2006 10:01:30 PM
Nice homage. The child's expression is hilarious, it makes your expression seem overserious, turning the whole picture into a wonderful self-parody.
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05/20/2006 09:10:59 PM
Very nice, Mandy...love the processing. :)
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05/20/2006 06:22:45 PM
great, like always!
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05/20/2006 02:52:24 PM
I like this shot something about it says the 70's I would have liked to seen it cropped a little tighter... 6
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05/20/2006 11:56:11 AM
You sure are talented. This is such a wonderful image...beautiful and strong.
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05/20/2006 09:02:58 AM
An homage to Dorothea Lange? Nice rendition, nice pose.
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05/20/2006 02:46:21 AM
very emotive, nice
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05/20/2006 12:43:29 AM
Very beautiful! I love the soft feel of the photo. It compliments the sentiment of the photo perfectly!
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05/19/2006 11:29:26 PM
There is something so hauntuing about this image. Your eyes, your expression... guarded, vulnerable, strong.... Great Job
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05/19/2006 10:18:21 PM
Really good portrayal of emotion on this very controversial subject. I like the muted color too. The slanting wall in the background seems a bit distracting to the composition. Nit picky really...Great work.
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05/19/2006 07:57:03 PM
mandy you look to "nice" with your hair done up and your clean white shirt to be a migrant worker...but I like the tones and expression on your face
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05/19/2006 06:37:45 PM
Cool style, mixes reality with fiction. The eyes of this girl/woman are a story on their own.
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05/19/2006 04:28:35 PM
Still shooting impressive self portraits. Really like the coloration, there's alot of emotion shown too. Really nice job!
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05/19/2006 03:30:29 PM
Very nice, I would probably have framed it different so that your eyes are more prominent. The wall on teh back doesn't really add much so you could have cropped it and kept a square format, I think it would have been stronger that way.
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05/19/2006 12:33:23 PM
Mandy this is wonderful. Although it is all set up it still pours out emotion, both your faces looks so realistically natural. The sadness and tears in your eyes and the vacant look on the boy's face (your son?) are telling me a sad story full of impact. The gentle but protective way you are holding the boy with your hands and also with your legs works into the story naturally. If I could chose one image from the whole lot which would evoke emotions in the viewer, this one would be it. Fine work Mandy, respect!
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05/19/2006 12:22:24 PM
Nice image with lots of emotion I think. Maybe your legs need to be a bit lower, or the crop a tad higher. Otherwise, lovely tone and composition.
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05/19/2006 09:53:15 AM
Love the "smoothness" looking of that photography. Not really a self-portrait though ! but great ! 5
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05/19/2006 09:05:19 AM
You always have great photos i love your work. This will do very well
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05/19/2006 08:56:47 AM
Nice shot Mandy, like it!
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05/19/2006 07:17:43 AM
very nice homage to dorothea lange. a tighter crop might have been more effective.
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05/19/2006 06:21:59 AM
Nice one Mandy...love the hint of color

~~Cher~~ :o)
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05/19/2006 04:11:06 AM
Hi Mandy :) I really love the mood in this one.
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05/19/2006 03:30:43 AM
Mandy, I cant miss this :)
Seen too many of your self-portraits to go wrong!
I love this photo, it's splendid! 9
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05/19/2006 01:50:56 AM
Ah Mandy, I was hoping you'd enter this challenge and you do not disappoint. This is another powerful image that tells a wonderful story. You have and will always be one of my favorite photographers. Well done!
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05/19/2006 01:21:54 AM
Hmmm... The face looks familiar... can't quite place it... Hmmm...
Hahaaahaa. Just razzin ya, Mandy. Your son doesn't look like he was into his role. :) Photographically, very nice job, but it doesn't come across as genuine and not your best work, IMO. That's your fault for coming up with such great stuff all the time though. :)

...oh yeah- I have a bag on my head, so you will never guess who this is until next week. ROFL... :)
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05/19/2006 12:29:34 AM
Beautiful as always. Your processing is killer!
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